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BNY Mellon WM replaces head of Greater China

BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Yolande Escher as head of Greater China, based in Hong Kong.

Escher assumed her role on 1 June. She reports to Jeroen Kwist, head of international wealth management. She will be responsible for growing the firm’s wealth management business in Asia, the firm said in a statement.

Escher has 14 years of wealth management experience, four of them with BNY Mellon Wealth Management in London, where she was most recently senior director in the Family Office Group.

Before joining BNY Mellon in 2014, Escher worked for six years with UK resident non-domiciled clients at Barclays Wealth in London. Earlier, she held senior positions in strategy, business management and client sales at UBS Wealth Management in Zurich and London.

“Yolande’s wealth of experience, industry knowledge and client focus will play an integral role in our continued growth strategy in APAC,” Kwist said in the statement.

Escher holds an economics degree from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, through an international MBA student program at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.

In her new role of head for Greater China, Escher replaces Chuck Long, who held it for five years. Continuing his 16-year career at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Long is returning to the US, to assume the role of regional president in Los Angeles at the firm.

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